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Deb practices in all areas of family law and offers all process options including litigation, collaborative law and mediation. Deb is an experienced advocate in all family law matters. Deb also focuses her practice on the preparation of pre nuptial agreements.

She is a frequent lecturer on  family law topics across the state. Deb has been active in the collaborative law movement in Pennsylvania since its inception and has held multiple leadership positions both locally and statewide. Deb believes that families deserve experienced representation and the right to select how their family will transition into the next phase of their lives. Not only should clients select their family law  attorney, but also the process that is best suited for their situation.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Deb has practiced family law for over 20 years and has been a collaboratively trained lawyer for over 10. Deb is also a trained family law mediator. Deb understands that not all family law matters should be handled the same way and feels proud that all process options are offered at the McNees family and collaborative law center.

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1989, with honors

University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 1992

Basic Collaborative Law training: 2003
24 Hour Basic Mediation training 2005
40 Hour divorce mediation training 2008

HONORS/AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America®, Collaborative Law, Family Law, 2013-present

Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2005-2007

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2007-present

Select Lawyers, 2014-present

Department of Community and Economic Development, Best 50 Business Women in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg Area YWCA, Tribute to Women of Excellence Award

Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Leadership Award

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Family Law Section
  • Family Law Council 2012-2015
  • Collaborative Law Committee

Collaborative Professionals of Central PA, Vice Chair 2015

International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Dauphin County Bar Associations

Cumberland County Bar Associations

Family Law Sections, Member

Lipsitt Inn of Court, Master

 

Past affiliations

Dress for Success of Central Pennsylvania,  Past Member Board of Directors

Capital Region Economic Development Corporation, Past Member

Capital Campaign Committee

Big 33 Scholarship Committee, Member

Dauphin County Bar Association, Past Chair Young Lawyers Division, Past Director, Past Legislative Committee Chair

Leadership Harrisburg Area Graduate, Past Member Board of Directors, Past Member Executive Committee, Past Fund Development Chair

American Cancer Society, Capital Region, Past President, Past Board Member, Past Fund Development Chair

Womancare, Pinnacle Health System, Past Board Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Collaborative Subcommittee, Past Co-Chair

Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania, Membership Chair, Vice President Elect, Past Secretary, Past Public Education Committee Chair

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

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